Oscars 2022: Sebastián Yatra calls ‘Encanto’ a gift from life – ARAB TIMES

NEW YORK, Feb 12, (AP): Sebastián Yatra calls his experience with Disney’s “Encanto” a “current from God.” The Colombian singer-songwriter performs “Dos Oruguitas,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and nominated to the Oscars for most interesting distinctive observe. The movie may also be nominated for most interesting animated film and most interesting distinctive music. “Being present this fashion on the Oscars, not solely with this observe nevertheless with the movie ‘Encanto’ which is impressed by my nation, is a gift from God, a gift from life,” Yatra talked about. “Being the voice chosen to sing this observe amongst so many incredible Colombian artists and performers is only a matter of being very lucky, being within the exact place on the correct time,” he talked about in an interview from Medellin, Colombia.

This image launched by Disney reveals Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, in a scene from the animated film ‘Encanto.’ (AP)

Set inside the land of magical realism, “Encanto” follows Mirabel Madrigal, a teenage girl irritated by the reality that she is the one member of her family with out magical powers. The solid, led by Argentine-American actress Stephanie Beatriz, consists of Diane Guerrero, John Leguizamo, Wilmer Valderrama and Angie Cepeda. It is the primary Walt Disney Animation Studios film to be co-directed by a Latina, Charise Castro Smith, and choices distinctive songs by Miranda which have topped the Billboard charts, akin to “We Don’t Focus on About Bruno,” which grew to turn out to be most likely probably the most listened to theme of a Disney animated film in further than 26 years, surpassing “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” Nevertheless when it received right here to submitting a observe to the Academy Awards, the chosen one was “Dos Oruguitas.”

The transferring allegorical ballad is the first Spanish-language observe nominated for an Oscar since “Al Otro Lado del Río” from “The Motorcycle Diaries” obtained Uruguayan Jorge Drexler the award in 2005. That yr, the academy invited Spanish star Antonio Banderas, a face greater recognized than Drexler’s, to hold out it on the ceremony in a bittersweet second for the songwriter and his Latin American followers. Nevertheless Yatra’s 28.9 million followers on Instagram (and 17.1 million on TikTok) might most likely strengthen the Oscars’ rankings, which closing yr plummeted to an all-time low of 9.85 million viewers.

“I really feel there are large chances of creating historic previous not only for Colombia nevertheless for the Spanish language and Latin artists often,” Yatra talked about. “I really feel Drexler positively put up identical to the steppingstones and now, an growing variety of, everyone seems to be open to having new faces on the Oscars … If I’ve the possibility to be that new face there, I’m positively gonna get pleasure from it and easily sing my coronary coronary heart out.” The Latin star, who’s hits embody “Robarte un Beso”, “Un año” and “Tacones Rojos”, recalled how he was contacted to participate inside the problem. Apparently, Miranda had heard his ballad “Adiós,” launched early closing yr, and decided he was the one.

“My supervisor Paula (Kaminsky) known as me and knowledgeable me, ‘Sebas, they’re calling me from the Lin-Manuel and the Disney workforce for the movie ‘Encanto.’ I didn’t even finish listening. I discussed, ‘Certain! Irrespective of they inform you, say certain. And correctly, clearly I discussed certain and she or he knowledgeable me it was to sing certainly one of many songs from the movie. “And beautiful points saved occurring,” he continued, “because of it was to sing certainly one of many songs, then it was the first love observe, than it was going to be in Spanish they often moreover wanted to file it in English in case completely totally different nations wanted to utilize it in English.”

He proudly recognized that, although they recorded it in every languages, they decided to keep up it in Spanish in all variations of the movie. “Even should you’re listening to the movie in Chinese language language, when the part of ‘Dos Oruguitas’ is on the market in, you hear it in Spanish, which is the first time this has occurred inside the historic previous of Disney movement photos.” “Dos Oruguitas” will compete for the Oscar with “Be Alive” from “King Richard,” “All the way in which right down to Pleasure” from “Belfast,” “No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die” and “In some way You Do” from “4 Good Days.” The 94th Academy Awards ceremony may be aired reside on March 27 on ABC from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood


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